Designer dressing up box
Disco is back, and just in time for the party season. KARL LAGERFELD’s new-in Studio 54 collection is inspired by and named after the iconic nightclub in New York. The high-shine glamour the legendary spot was known for shines through in this curated selection of separates and accessories. Think gold embellishments, sheer shirts, power shoulders and – the standout star – a chunky silver polo neck.
Meanwhile, Maje’s signature M bag is all dressed up for the festive season. We especially love the red leather style – but the brand’s quilted-silver and suede-studded versions offer dreamy disco vibes for when New Year’s Eve comes around. Elsewhere, the Raphaelle midi dress – dazzling in its gold-sequin pattern – is exclusive to The Bicester Village Shopping Collection and works just as well with knee-high boots as it does with strappy sandals. Throw on an oversized cream knit and you’ve got the perfect day-to-night look. Who doesn’t love everyday sequins?
This season, BOSS puts classic, old-Hollywood style fashion at the centre of its collection. Think a red velvet tuxedo jacket, with silk-trimmed lapels, tailored shirts and sequinned dresses. There’s no occasion a little polish can’t see you through.
Elsewhere, Sandro’s partywear collection heroes the perennial fashion favourite: the little black dress. From a deep V-neck design with a ruffled skirt, to a square-necked smock dress with puff sleeves and a flared skirt. The collection’s straight-cut tailored jacket, meanwhile, has a smooth velvet collar and pocket detail and, while not designed as a dress, would be perfect worn over the prettiest bra.
When it comes to accessories, we’d give anything to find the fringed Angela handbag –made from navy quilted suede and a silver chain – from Claudie Pierlot under the tree. And for a more subtle take on partywear, the brand’s one-shouldered black mini dress is an effortless fit. The ribbed material is super flattering, while the chunky silver buckle breaks up the silhouette.
Furla, too, offers a new handbag that’ll transform your festive style. Its new collection of micro bags may be small, but they’re sure to steal focus. We especially love the croc- and snake-effect designs ¬– while the pillar-box red version pairs perfectly with that LBD.
Finally, for a bold statement outfit that you’ll want to re-wear time after time, try the all-black jumpsuit from Michael Kors’ new arrivals. Tailored trousers are paired with a sexy corset top and sheer, lace-embellished sleeves for a sleek all-in-one look that’ll see you through cocktail hour. The rest of the brand’s new-in partywear collection features glittered gold heels, dazzling silver dresses and even a sequinned puffer jacket that’s guaranteed to become a sell-out.
Discover these new-in partywear collections in the boutiques or via Virtual Shopping now.